-plasm


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-plasm

suff.
Material forming cells or tissue: cytoplasm.

[From plasma.]

-plasm

n combining form
(in biology) indicating the material forming cells: protoplasm; cytoplasm.
[from Greek plasma something moulded; see plasma]
-plasmic adj combining form

plasm-

var. of plasmo- before a vowel: plasmapheresis.

-plasm

a combining form with the meanings “living substance,” “tissue,” “substance of a cell”: cytoplasm; neoplasm.
[comb. form representing Greek plásma. See plasma]